Museum of Capitalism

A journey through what is around us, to discover what it could be.

Welcome to the Museum of Capitalism

Capitalism - that's just like freedom, isn't it? But now imagine to wake up and capitalism is over. What has changed? Is our world a little better? What does it mean for the economy? Would we still work? And who takes decisions in the societies we live in? Let's discover it together. It is a journey through what is around us - to discover what it could be.

  • There is no alternative.

    — Magaret Thatcher —
  • There are thousands of alternatives.

    — Susan George —


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  • Temporarily Closed

    November 02,2020

    Due to the current COVID measures, the exhibition is expected to remain closed until further notice.

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  • Museum des Kapitalismus_Klimakatastrophe

    Exhibition Opening – Environment in Capitalism

    November 05,2019

    Exhibition Opening – Environment in Capitalism With many friends, neighbours and visitors, we have opened our new permanent exhibition on...

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  • Musuem des Kapitalismus_Janos_Rimke

    MDK Academy #18 – Classes in Neoliberalism

    October 22,2019

    Classes in Neoliberalism Lecture Wednesday, November 6th. | 7pm Classes structure society in capitalism. At the same time, they serve to...

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  • Musuem des Kapitalismus_Klimakrise

    The climate catastrophe - a catastrophe of capitalism?

    October 02,2019

    The climate catastrophe - a catastrophe of capitalism? – Movement perspectives on the relationship between environment and social organization...

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    New Ehxibition

    September 25,2019

    Exhibition Opening Friday, October, 25th 2019 | 20h On October 25, 2019, we reopen the museum with a revised exhibition! The main topics of the...

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  • MDK Academy #17 – The planetary destruction

    September 24,2019

    The planetary destruction. – On the relationship between capital and ecological disaster. Workshop Wednesday, October 2nd | 7pm In a reading...

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  • Musuem des Kapitalismus_Brüssel

    The MDK in Brussels

    September 23,2019

    We are back from Brussels!! And we don't want to deprive you of a few pictures. It was big and it was great! From August 15th to September 13th...

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  • Closed For Renovation

    September 17,2019


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  • Summer Break

    July 01,2019

    Summer Break July, 8th - September, 20th It's the last week before our summer break begins!! From July, 08th to the end of September we’re...

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  • Trapped in Capitalism – Surveilling & Excluding the Poor #3

    June 14,2019

    Trapped in Capitalism – Surveilling...

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  • Summer Fair at MDK

    June 01,2019

    Summer Fair at MDK Criticism of Capitalism, Music...

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    May 27,2019

    MRX Machine Reading...

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  • Trapped in Capitalism – Surveilling & Excluding the Poor #2

    May 27,2019

    Trapped in Capitalism – Surveilling...

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  • Musuem des Kapitalismus


    May 16,2019

    #Room4Rent Köpenicker Str. 172 | 10997 Berlin We offer our room over the summer months (20.06 to 31.08.) for intermediate rent. It is ideal for...

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  • Trapped in Capitalism – Surveilling & Excluding the Poor #1

    May 08,2019

    Trapped in Capitalism – Surveilling...

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  • Museum des Kapitalismus_Bini Adamczak

    Renewed Attempt to Liberation - Paths to Emancipation

    May 04,2019

    Renewed Attempt to Liberation – Paths to Emancipation Reading...

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  • Museum des Kapitalismus_Jan Fuhrmann

    MDK Academy #16 – Counterculture - Lifestyle - Revolution

    May 04,2019

    Counterculture - Lifestyle - Revolution Lecture Wednesday, May 8th. | 7pm When the first images of the Earth were released from outer space,...

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  • April, 6th – Closed for #Mietenwahnsinn!

    April 05,2019

    #GetActive against #Mietenwahnsinn - April, 6th 2019 Tomorrow - just like 1000s of people and 100s initiatives, organizations and associations in...

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  • The big Kladderadatsch – Long live the Revolution!

    April 01,2019

    The big Kladderadatsch – Long live the Revolution! Theater Wednesday | April 17th | 7pm The Homeless Theater, founded at the Volksbühne, will...

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    MDK Academy Special – Gender in Public Space

    March 22,2019

    Gender in Public Space - Where are the women* in Hannah Arendt's "Vita Activa"? Discussion Wednesday | April, 10th | 7pm Hannah Arendt senses...

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  • Do It Yourself

    March 18,2019

    Do it yourself - Why Solo Sex is Feminist? Workshop Friday | March, 22nd 2019 | 6pm Do it yourself, solo sex, joining the mile-high club,...

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  • Together against injustice - Feminist forces bundling with SGU

    March 12,2019

    Together against injustice - Feminist forces Bundling with SGU Conversation...

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    What is emotional labour? – About power relations, demarcation and support

    February 19,2019

    What is emotional labour? - About power relations, demarcation and support Wednesday | March 13th, 2019 | 7pm Emotional labour is often...

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  • Marcus Quent_Museum des Kapitalismus

    Kon-Formismen – The Rearrangement of Differences

    January 31,2019

    Kon-Formismen – The Rearrangement of Differences Lecture...

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    Gewalterlebnispark / Violence Adventure Park – Reading & Performance

    January 26,2019

    Gewalterlebnispark / Violence Adventure Park Reading...

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  • Integrated Capitalism & the Molecular Revolution

    January 18,2019

    Integrated Capitalism...

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  • Materializing Feminism – Book Presentation & Discussion

    January 15,2019

    Materializing Feminism - Book Presentation...

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  • Critical Whiteness

    January 08,2019

    Critical Whiteness Lecture with Dr Millay Hyatt and subsequent discussion Wednesday | January, 23rd, 2019 | 7pm Critical Whiteness, in Germany...

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  • MDK Academy #14 – “The big Kladderadatsch!” - Long live the Revolution

    January 04,2019

    The RATTEN 07 and singers of The Choir from Below present: "The big Kladderadatsch!" – Long live the revolution! Theater Wednesday | January, 9th...

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    Materializing Feminism

    January 03,2019

    Materializing Feminism Book presentation...

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  • Room for Rent

    December 10,2018

    Space for use at the Museum of Capitalism We offer the opportunity to rent our space for artistic, political or scientific networking meetings...

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  • Mike Spike Friodl_Museum des Kapitalismus

    "Wow! Capitalism!" – Mike Spike Froidl‘s Exhibition Opening

    November 30,2018

    Opening of the Mike Spike Froidl exhibition: "Wow! Capitalism!" Painting - Performance - Graphic - Film Friday | December, 14th | 7pm From...

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  • MDK Academy #13_Kristofer Pitz

    MDK Academy #13 – An argument for the Monetary Value Theory

    November 23,2018

    An argument for the "Monetary Value Theory" Input by Kristofer Pitz Wednesday | December, 7th | 7pm There are a lot of different...

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  • Museum des Kapitalismus_Novemberrevolution

    MDK Academy Special – November Revolution

    November 12,2018

    Berlin under the Red Flag – A historical press workshop on the November Revolution Workshop Wednesday | November, 21st | 7pm 100 years ago the...

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  • New Opening Hours

    November 08,2018

    We have new opening hours at the museum!! However, next weekend the exhibition will be closed! The new opening hour are Thu 4pm - 7pm, Sat 2pm -...

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  • Museum des Kapitalismus_Michael Heinrich

    Marx at the Museum – An introduction with Michael Heinrich

    November 08,2018

    Before the Marx-Reading group starts on Thursday, November 15th at 7pm in our museum, the day before Michael Heinrich gives an introduction to "...

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  • Extra Opening Hours

    November 02,2018

    For those who have no plans for the weekend and have not had a chance to visit us yet: Tomorrow - on Saturday, November 3, 2018 - we have opened the...

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  • Museum des Kapitalismus_Michael Heinrich

    Marx at the Museum – "Karl Marx and the birth of modern society”

    November 01,2018

    To warm up for the capital reading circle, starting November 15th, in our museum – on November, 8th, at 7pm – the political scientist Michael...

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  • Reading Marx_Sylwia Rafinska

    Marx at the Museum – Reading Group at MDK

    October 26,2018

    A commodity appears, at first sight, a very trivial thing, and easily understood. Its analysis shows that it is, in reality, a very queer thing,...

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  • Cinema@MDK: Luther fuck off!

    October 16,2018

    500 and 1 years after the Reformation, the Reformation Day - on October 31 - in Berlin is at least not a holiday. Too late on time, we dedicate an...

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  • Capitalism into a museum? Join us!!

    September 15,2018

    Hey everyone who wants to put capitalism in the museum! We are a self-organised group that makes exhibitions about capitalism. We deal critically...

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  • Hartz IV - Museum des Kapitaismus

    Hartz IV vs. "Heart's Fear"?

    September 11,2018

    "Hartz IV is the nightmare of society," says Bettina Kenter-Götte. The actress and author has long campaigned for the abatement of poverty. In her...

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  • Understanding Capitalism and Building Alternatives

    August 31,2018

    Understanding Capitalism and Building Alternatives - as part of the Wandelwoche Berlin Brandenburg, there´ll be an event at our museum as well. On...

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  • MDK Academy #11 - Museum of Capitalism

    MDK Academy #11 – Original accumulation in permanence?

    August 26,2018

    Original accumulation in permanence? Rosa Luxemburg's “Accumulation of Capital“ Lecture...

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  • Opening – Wandelwoche Berlin Brandenburg

    August 23,2018

    On Saturday, September 1st, we are at this years Wandelwoche Berlin Brandenburg again. There are many interesting initiatives and associations with...

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  • MDK Academy #10 - Museum of Capitalism

    MDK Academy #10 - Culturalism

    July 17,2018

    On August, 1st the MDK Academy will take place for the 10th time with a workshop on culturalism! Since the collapse of state socialism, there has...

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  • Kolonialismus ausstellen – Museum des Kapitalismus

    Issue colonialism - pitfalls and best practice of museum work

    June 17,2018

    In recent years, several exhibitions dealt with the topic of the German colonial past. As for instance the Deutsches Historische Museum or the...

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  • MDK Academy #9 - Museum of Capitalism

    MDK Academy #9 - Control and emancipation

    June 15,2018

    Organize! That's what we say. We want that. We do that. The leftist theory, however, missed to develop an adequate concept of organization. In the...

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  • A Punk Tribute to Bewegung 2. Juni

    Cinema@MDK: A punk tribute to 2 June Movement

    May 17,2018

    A punk tribute to 2 June Movement / Haschrebellen – beautiful bank heists and a Peter theft. Mike Spike Froidl's "Brand New and Flammable" DIY Movie...

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    New Address & Opening Hours

    February 28,2018

    Museum of Capitalism Köpenicker Str. 172 10997 Berlin Our Opening Hours: Sat...

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    Capitalism into a Museum!

    February 15,2018

    Finally guys!, we’re back and our news is the bomb! :) We’re so excited! On February 23rd, it’s happening. We’ll open the world's first (permanent...

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  • Our new Exhibition! – The Museum of Capitalism in Hamburg

    June 06,2017

    Head to Hamburg, folks! Together with friends from the Kollektiv für Alternativen we will be guest in the Affenfaust Gallery in St. Pauli. From 1st...

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  • Kotti Memory – The MOC at the book night in Kreuzberg

    May 19,2017

    Sometimes we are so busy that we almost completely forget to tell you what we’re doing. Tomorrow, for example, we are part of the Lange Buchnacht – a...

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  • Education, empowerment, and institutions from below

    March 05,2017

    Capitalism belongs in a museum! Three projects from Berlin, Brussels and Oakland attend to put it there and discuss the political and social role of...

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  • Our first brochure is there!

    November 17,2016

    In the last few weeks we have been working to describe our exhibits and the methods behind them. We designed our first brochure, which not only works...

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  • We have a brand new project room!

    July 11,2016

    In a narrowing environment for political space, the museum of capitalism nevertheless announces the opening of it’s first project room. Upcoming...

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  • The exhibition comes to an end - we celebrate anyway!

    October 23,2015

    Capitalism goes into winter sleep, at least the one in the museum. This year's exhibition, a milestone on the way to a permanent museum is slowly...

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  • A book reading event...

    October 09,2015

    Dear visitors, today we will read and discuss in our museum. Due to construction work on the event, therefore, the regular exhibition will be closed...

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  • Long Nights of Museums 2015

    August 26,2015

    In the course of this years Long Night of Museums on Saturday, August, 29th 2015, there will be a long night in our museum too. Beginning at 8pm we...

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  • We have to pay the rent - your donations are helping!

    August 18,2015

    Dear all, as you already know, we were fortunate to extend this year's exhibition. We are thrilled! Yippie! The new school year begins and we can...

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  • Programmer wanted!

    August 12,2015

    Who one of you can help us with his time and his skills in programming an exhibit?? In our exhibition, an exhibit called "Time Tracking" is planned....

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  • A get together for our neighbors

    August 07,2015

    Tomorrow there will be a small neighborhood get together for our neighbors at Böhmischer Platz in the museum! We'd like to invite you for coffee and...

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  • New Opening Hours!

    August 07,2015

    Right now, Berlin runs a fever and if you want to cool down, come and visit! Our exhibition goes into prolongation and from this week on, we have new...

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  • Exhibiton prolonged

    July 16,2015

    We are happy to announce that we can prolonge the exhibition until 1st November, 2015. More infos follow soon. We are excited for the next three...

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  • Changing opening hours on the weekend

    July 08,2015

    The museum will NOT open on the upcoming Friday due to a penel discussion on the same evening. To make up for this, we will open on Saturday, the...

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  • MDK Panel Discussion - The left and the state

    July 07,2015

    MDK Panel Discussion // Friday, July 10th 2015 // 8pm // Admission free Since the outbreak of the financial crisis, in several European...

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  • Great Opening - Extended opening hours

    June 27,2015

    Yesterday we celebrated the opening of the museum of capitalism. Throughout the evening, more than 500 people visited the exhibition. We are amazed...

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  • The Museum of Capitalism is back

    June 02,2015

    The Museum of Capitalism comes back to Neukölln. We will open our second exhibition on the 26th June. We will cover a much bigger variety of topics...

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  • Spring, Sun, Capitalism

    April 11,2015

    The museum-group is working on the next exhibition. We will cover new topics and revise the existing content. Apart from this, everything remains the...

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